Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir

Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It: Life Journeys Inspired by the Bestselling Memoir


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New York Times Bestseller — True stories inspired by one of the most iconic, beloved, bestselling books of our time, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love has become a worldwide phenomenon, empowering millions of readers to set out on paths they never thought possible, in search of their own best selves. Here, in this candid and captivating collection, nearly fifty of those readers—people as diverse in their experiences as they are in age and background—share their stories. The journeys they recount are transformative—sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always deeply inspiring.

Eat Pray Love
helped one writer to embrace motherhood, another to come to terms with the loss of her mother, and yet another to find peace with not wanting to become a mother at all. One writer, reeling from a difficult divorce, finds new love overseas; another, a lifelong caregiver, is inspired to take an annual road trip, solo. A man leaves seminary, embraces his sexual identity, and forges a new relationship with God. A woman goes to divinity school and grapples with doubt and belief. One writer’s search for the perfect pizza leads her to New Zealand and off-the-grid homesteading, while another, in overcoming an eating disorder, redefines her relationship not only with food but with herself. Some writers face down devastating illness and crippling fears, and others step out of their old lives to fulfill long-held dreams of singing, acting, writing, teaching, and learning.

Entertaining and enlightening, Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It is a celebration for fans old and new. What will Eat Pray Love make you do?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399576775
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 539,998
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic, Eat Pray Love, and The Signature of All Things, as well as several other internationally bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her latest novel, City of Girls, comes out in June, 2019.

Table of Contents

Introduction Elizabeth Gilbert ix

Take a Breath Rebecca Asher 1

Garden State Victoria Russell 3

The Gift Mallory Kotzman 8

Happy Wife, Happy Life Lisa Becker 12

Intelligence Peter Richmond 17

"Pray" is the Hard Part April Schmidt 21

Reaching My Boiling Point Tina Donvito 25

Shift Happens Emily Shaules 30

Making Peace with Myself Eduardo Martinez 34

Imperfectly Enlightened Shannon Sykes Westgate 37

There You Are Jan Haag 42

Adventurous Woman Laurna Strikwerda 47

Tell The Truth, Tell The Truth, Tell The Truth Eran Sudds 52

Penny Prayers Aimee Halfpenny 58

Road Map Alexandria Hodge 63

Curing the Incurable Any B. Scher 65

Failure to Freedom Linsi Broom 70

Steps Melissa Bergstrom 74

A Bonk on the Head Kahla Kiker 79

Someone Like Me Sandra Roussy 83

Pepperoni Epiphanies James Belmont 87

The List Annmane Kostyk 91

Living Well Nosipho Koto 95

Bread and Cheese Nicole Massaro 95

Out of the Ashes Regan Spencer 101

Write It Down Chelsey Everest 106

Me Time Theressa Real 111

Divine Timing Crystal Gasser 115

Playing the Part Lisann Valentin 119

Fall Risk Karstee Davis 126

Good Enough Laurie Granieri 132

Cry Teach Grow Leslie Patrick Moore 136

Crossing Over Sondra Imperati 141

Running On My Own Elizabeth Duffy 147

"Read Me Your Story, Mandy" Amanda Whitten 152

Answering The Call Of The Higher Self? Billy Rosa 155

Second-Act Singer Theresa Thornton 159

My Superstorms Cara Bradshaw 163

Tour De Fifty Robin Murphy 168

Recognizing Myself Kitty Taylor 172

Out of the Dark Danielle Rhinehart 178

Un Pedazo De Pan Dulce, A Piece of Sweet Bread Elizabeth Veras Holland 183

Darkening Gray Susan Krakoff 188

Getting Back To Me Trade Cornell 191

It Started With The Flu Lettie Stratton 194

Seek Heal Grow Jen Flick 198

Coming Home Peggy Bresnick 203

About the Contributors 207

Credits 219

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